Support programs in many places have led the unemployed to receive more than paid workers. About 150,000 people are unemployed in our country who are looking for work, and at least as many are not looking for a job at all - they call them "discouraged". 12 000 people have been employed and more than 20,000 have registered as unemployed in the first three weeks of 2022. 1,000 people per week have been losing their jobs last year, and now 4 times more, but this is typical for the beginning of January. This was stated for "Your Day" by the chairman of the Association of Industrial Capital in Bulgaria (BICA) Vasil Velev.